Qantas Airways

Qantas was founded in the Queensland outback in 1920. Registered originally as the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited (QANTAS), we have built a reputation for excellence in safety, operational reliability, engineering and maintenance, and customer service.

Today, Qantas is widely regarded as the world’s leading long distance airline and one of the strongest brands in Australia. We also operate subsidiary businesses including other airlines, and businesses in specialist markets such as Qantas Holidays and Q Catering.

The flying businesses of the Qantas Group are grouped under two major brands – Qantas and Jetstar. Domestically, Qantas, QantasLink and Jetstar operate over 5,580 flights a week serving 56 city and regional destinations in all states and mainland territories (Qantas – 2,500; QantasLink – 1,890; Jetstar – 1,190). Qantas also operates more than 230 domestic flights a week within New Zealand. Internationally, Qantas and Jetstar operate more than 910 flights each week (Qantas – 700; Jetstar – 210). The Group’s international network comprises 145 destinations in 37 countries, including Australia and those served by codeshare partner airlines.

AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS At 30 June 2008 the Qantas Group operated a fleet of 224 aircraft, comprising Boeing 747s, 767s, 737s and 717s, Airbus A330s and A320s, Bombardier Dash 8s and Bombardier Q400s.